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1776 The New Cast Recording movie - Piddle, Twiddle and Resolve

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Adams:<br>

I do believe you've laid a curse on North America<br>

A curse that we now here rehearse in Philadelphia<br>

A second flood, a simple famine<br>

Plagues of locusts everywhere<br>

Or a cataclysmic earthquake<br>

I'd accept with some despair<br>

But, no, you sent us Congress.<br>

Good God, sir, was that fair?<br>

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I say it with humility in Philadelphia<br>

We're your responsibility in Philadephia<br>

If you don't want to see us hanging <br>

From some far-off British hill<br>

If you don't want the voice of independency<br>

Forever still<br>

Then God, sir, get thee to it<br>

For Congress never will<br>

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You see, we piddle, twiddle, and resolve<br>

Not one damn thing do we solve<br>

Piddle, twiddle, and resolve<br>

Nothing's ever solved in<br>

Foul, fetid, fuming, foggy, filthy<br>

Philadephia!<br>

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They may sit here for years and years in Philadelphia.<br>

These indecisive grenadiers of Philadelphia.<br>

They can't agree on what is right and wrong <br>

Or what is good or bad; I'm convinced<br>

The only purpose this Congress ever had<br>

Was to gather here specifically<br>

To drive John Adams mad!<br>

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You see, we piddle, twiddle, and resolve<br>

Not one damn thing do we solve<br>

Piddle, twiddle, and resolve<br>

Nothing's ever solved in<br>

Foul, fetid, fuming, foggy, filthy<br>

Philadephia!<br>

Congress:<br>

Someone oughta open up a window! <br>

Adams:<br>

Oh good God! <br>

Abigail:<br>

John, John, is that you carrying on, John?<br>

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Just tell the Congress to declare independency<br>

Then sign your name, get out of there and <br>

Hurry home to me<br>

Our children all have dysentery<br>

Little Tom keeps turning blue<br>

Little Abbey has the measles<br>

And I'm coming down with flu<br>

They say we may get smallpox<br>

Adams:<br>

Madam, what else is new? <br>

Abigail:<br>

There's one thing every woman's missed in<br>

Massachusetts Bay<br>

Don't smirk at me, you egotist; pay<br>

Heed to what I say<br>

We've gone from Framingham to Boston<br>

And we cannot find a pin<br>

"Don't you know there's a war on?"<br>

Say the tradesmen with a grin<br>

Well, we will not make saltpeter<br>

Until you send us pins!<br>

Both:<br>

Till then, till then<br>

I am as I ever was and ever shall be<br>

Yours, yours, yours, yours, yours <br>

Adams:<br>

Saltpeter, John <br>

Abigail:<br>

Pins, Abigail <br>

Congress:<br>

For God's sake, John, sit down<br>

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